When you find yourself in need of a criminal defense attorney, you want the best. Finding the right criminal defense attorney can be challenging, and while there might be several good choices, you want someone you trust and feel comfortable with, someone you know is going to give your case the attention it deserves. You may need to interview several defense attorneys to find someone who gives you that confidence.
Choosing an attorney who has the qualities you are looking for might include good communication skills. It’s important that your attorney keeps you informed and explains what your options are. Not only do you want your attorney to be able to communicate freely with you, you want them to have excellent litigation skills in a court of law. You might want to ask your potential attorney about the types of cases they have defended and what kind of track record they have and if they’ve represented a case with your exact charge. Check into the potential attorneys reputation in the court system in your city or county. You can use the internet to check on reviews posted by former clients or you can ask for referrals from the attorney’s colleagues and clients. Having an attorney that is held in high regard by his or her clients and peers is vital. Taking a little time to do your research will help you eliminate law firms with bad reputations and find the ones who are trustworthy. Most reputable and experienced criminal defense attorneys will offer a free consultation so you can meet with them to discuss your case. This type of meeting will tell you a lot about how comfortable you feel with this person. You will be sharing some of the most personal and sensitive aspects of yourself so a face-to-face meeting can help you choose the right person. Also, consider it a red flag if you meet with an attorney who makes promises that they can win your case or get the charges dropped at the first meeting. No matter how promising your case looks, there are never guarantees. During your free consultation, the attorney should be able to give you a realistic expectation of the costs you will incur to fight your case. It can be expensive to fight a criminal case and a well-qualified attorney may not be the least expensive one. If you have a good attorney, they can potentially save you a lot in the long run. This can include fines and penalties or even jail time. It’s a good idea to hire a criminal defense attorney who practices law in the city, township or country where your case will be tried. Your attorney will have an advantage if they are familiar with other legal professionals in the area including the judges and prosecutors. Remember, choosing the right criminal defense attorney for your case could greatly help you achieve a satisfactory outcome. That could mean a reduced charge or fine, a plea bargain or even a case dismissal. At Collis & Griffor, PC, we take pride in the criminal defense services that we provide our clients. Everyone deserves defense and should be treated with compassion and respect. We will walk you through every step of the process and answer any questions you may have along the way. We promise to work hard to gain your trust and make sure you feel confident that you’ve made the right choice for your defense. If you or someone you know is facing criminal charges, call us today at 734-827-1337 or fill our the form in the sidebar to schedule a consultation.